Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does a massage last?
I offer 60 minute and 45 minute appointments.
Q: How often should I get a massage?
It can vary from person to person. If you are just looking for some occasional relaxation for example then a session every 3 to 6 weeks may work for you. However, if you are looking to address a particular condition then I could recommend to come more frequently at first and then slowly taper down to a maintenance schedule.
We will discuss the frequency of your sessions after your first treatment when I have a better hands on understanding of your particular requirements.
Q: Can I talk during my treatment?
Your treatment is all about relaxing and enjoying the experience so if talking helps go right ahead. In many instances people start off talking then as the massage progresses they enter a quiet state of relaxation.
The important thing is that you speak up if you feel uncomfortable in any way. If something is not working for you such as the lights are to bright, the room is not warm enough, you’d like less or more pressure then let me know.
Q: How will I feel after my treatment?
Most people feel relaxed. Some people feel a freedom from long term aches and pains. Some feel stillness and then notice an increase in energy and awareness. Some clients have told me they’ve noticed an increase in their productivity for days after. If you received a deep tissue massage you can feel little sore the next day, much like a good work out.
After the treatment it is always a good idea to increase you water intake a little. A glass or two more of water then you would usually have in a day. This helps keeps your bodies tissues hydrated and healthy.
Q: When should I not get a massage?
There are few conditions that would prevent you from enjoying a massage. However you should not have one if you have a high fever, cold/flu or contagious skin condition.
Some conditions call for adapting the techniques of the treatment, things like arthritis and osteoporosis, if you have a cut or burn this area would be avoided. You may need to get approval from your doctor/specialist for certain conditions i.e. cancer, heart conditions. This doesn’t mean you can’t get a massage it just means air on the side of caution.
Q: Can my child have a massage?
I am not trained in baby massage. I can however provide treatments for children under the age of 16 with a parent/guardian present.
Q: Will the massage hurt?
This depends on the type of massage. A lighter massage that doesn’t probe deep into the muscles shouldn’t hurt. With that being said there is a feel good pain and an ouch stop it hurts pain. A good massage even a really deep tissue should always stay in the feels good hurt pain range. Pain can be an indicator that the muscle is possibly injured or inflamed and this is where pressure should be adjusted. Pain can make you tighten up which goes against the benefits of the treatment. The most effective massage will work with your bodies natural response and not against it.
Q: Is there parking?
Yes there is parking on the road and I have a drive which if it is empty you are more then welcome to park on for the duration of your treatment.
Q: Can I drink alcohol during or after the treatment?
Alcohol is a diuretic and can cause dehydration. To get the most benefit from the treatment I advise that you do not drink alcohol before or after your treatment. If you turn up for your treatment under the influence of drugs or alcohol you will be asked to rearrange.
Q: Can I wait for a friend whilst they have a massage?
My treatment room is a garden room and has room for only myself and a client. In the summer months I do have a decking area where a friend could wait, but the Manchester weather doesn’t always allow this. There is a lovely cafe on the corner of my road, less than a minute walk. I am also a five minute walk to the centre of Chorlton where there are many shops to browse and bars for a tea or coffee.